Reinforcing ongoing rumors, Moore’s Law Is Dead has returned in a new video claiming that NVIDIA’s upcoming Lovelace-based flagship, the GeForce RTX 4090, will feature a relatively ridiculous TBP of 600 watts. This is a 150-watt increase over the specifications of green team’s current gaming champion, the GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, which finally released last month and is the first GPU to feature the new 12+4-pin 12VHPWR power connector.
RTX 4090 600w TBP Leak: Lovelace is CONFIRMED to be INSANE! (+ RX 6×50 XT Update) (Moore’s Law Is Dead)
Look, I just have to admit this despite hearing the top estimate was 600 watts and, and despite, you know, really respecting Igor a lot and knowing that he was saying and what he is planning to support up to that much I have to just admit that I have been thinking this whole time that there’s, it’s very unlikely, even if it’s possible, that NVIDIA actually hits the top of that upper estimate end.
Well, now I’m here to tell you they almost certainly will not hit 850 watts. But that’s right. The current references I can directly confirm to you today seems to be 600 watts total board power and that in fact the 4090 seems to likely be the first Lovelace card to launch not a midrange card, as far as I can tell.
Note that the 600-watt TBP claim is being applied to the reference design of NVIDIA’s upcoming flagship board, an indication that custom GeForce RTX 4090 graphics cards will draw even greater power due to higher clocks and more sophisticated cooling solutions. Moore’s Law Is Dead suggests that some of these might feature a TBP in the range of 700 watts.